Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced today a partnership between Kinney Drugs and Onondaga County Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this weekend to serve residents age 12 and older. The clinic will be held this Saturday, May 15 from 2 to 5 pm at the Oncenter Convention Center. Individuals may register for an appointment at https://kinneydrugs.as.me/Oncenter12plus.
County Executive McMahon stated, “It is great when our community partners come together to accomplish the incredibly huge goal of vaccinating every resident in our community who is eligible for a vaccine. The vaccine is our answer to fight this virus and continue down the path to economic recovery.”
Commissioner of Health Dr. Indu Gupta explained, “We know that COVID-19 is a serious disease, which can affect our entire body and result in serious health consequences, including death. The vaccine is safe, effective, free, and the best way to prevent these outcomes and regain a level of normalcy in our lives. Rates of vaccination in our towns and villages range from the lowest, 28% in city of Syracuse zip code 13204, to the highest, 62% in Fayetteville 13066. Still, we are far from reaching our goal to have as many people as possible get vaccinated.”
Kinney Drugs is an active partner in vaccinating our community, both at their pharmacies and at clinics like the one this Saturday. John M. Marraffa Jr., RPh, VP of Healthcare Services Integration said, “Vaccinating our children ages 12 and older is a critical step in achieving herd immunity and we are thrilled to be called on to participate. Through our commitment to provide the highest quality of care, we will work hard to vaccinate as many people as possible.”
All residents ages 12 and up who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine are urged to make an appointment for the clinic by visiting https://kinneydrugs.as.me/Oncenter12plus, or finding an appointment using the convenient online Vaccine Finder tool at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.